June 14, 2018 – On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled, “Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges.”
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Autonomous Vehicles
June 13, 2018 – The economic and social benefits of widespread deployment of automated vehicles (AVs) will far outweigh the costs in labor displacement and lost wages, according to new research commissioned by Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).
May 31, 2018 – Two months after the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle in self-driving mode, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report on the crash.
May 24, 2018 – Panelists representing the insurance sector at Wednesday’s House Committee on Financial Services hearing “The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Future of Insurance” emphasized the need for insurance companies to have access to data from AVs to be able to adequately assess risk.
May 18, 2018 – Planning for and building resilient infrastructure can minimize life-cycle costs if changes in technology, security threats, and transportation/land use patterns are all taken into account in the larger context of climate change and population shifts.
The danger that consumers are not clearly consenting to conditions they have read and understand is a potential impediment to the continued adoption of new and larger innovations like self-driving vehicles.
Due to the high cost of emergency medical care, healthcare providers are starting to see the clear link between transportation and missed appointments and how including transportation services in their plans can reduce costs.
April 27, 2018 — I hope that Tesla, the car company, is ultimately successful. But for transportation policymakers, the bursting of the Tesla hype bubble is an opportunity to refocus on the real, challenging tasks at hand.
It is an exciting time in the transportation industry. Never before have we seen technology revolutionize transportation systems so quickly and so dramatically.
Given its position as the largest, densest metropolitan region in the US, the City of Los Angeles stands to reap the most benefits or possibly suffer the greatest negative effects of the arrival of disruptive transportation technologies and new business models that rest on the acceleration of shared mobility, machine learning, clean energy, and big data. Urban Mobility in a Digital Age established LADOT’s vision for mobility in Los Angeles, anchored on the foundation of actively managed electric, shared, autonomous mobility that tackles congestion, enables economic mobility, enables equitable outcomes, and saves lives.
March 22, 2018 – Surface transportation safety programs received significant funding increases in the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released yesterday, with much of the money devoted to a new DOT-wide autonomous vehicles R&D program.
March 16, 2018 – Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has joined a group of four other previously identified Senators in holding up Senate flood action on legislation regulating autonomous vehicles (S.
March 9, 2018 – The State of California has updated their regulations for automated vehicles (AVs) on public roads to allow testing of automated vehicles without a driver in the vehicle this spring, a change from the current regime that requires a human to monitor behind the wheel at all times.
March 9, 2018 – Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation publicly announced the next phase of its bold initiative to encourage the adoption of automation technologies in transportation.
More than comic fodder, the blackout was a valuable lesson reminding us that even the smartest, newest machines can’t function without the greatest machine ever built – the U.S. power grid. This is especially true in transportation, where vehicles, from personal cars to trucks and buses, are rapidly evolving by becoming electric and plugging into the power grid rather than running on gasoline.
March 2, 2018 – Last month, the White House released the Economic Report of the President, which contained an extensive discussion of the potential economic benefits from autonomous vehicles.
While there has been a lot of talk about how AVs might impact how we utilize land, there has been less discussion about the opposite phenomena: how current land use patterns will impact AVs deployment.
February 15, 2018 A lot can happen in a year. Last Valentine’s Day, House Energy & Commerce’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) Subcommittee convened a hearing with industry experts to discuss the regulatory challenges for aut… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
February 15, 2018 – USDOT is moving forward with the next iteration of its federal policy document on automated vehicles (AVs), titled Automated Vehicles 3.0, with a flurry of requests for comment and two public meetings.
February 14, 2018 – As companies begin to conduct more pilots of their autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in cities across the country, local leaders have started to consider how they might adapt their policies to prepare for AVs.